The Carper


iPhone 5 Specs Leaked! by Dutch
August 6, 2012, 9:26 am
Filed under: Tech

 

Courtesy of zdnet, we now have our first look at what the iPhone 5’s front panel will look like.

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Mars Landing to be Televised in Times Square by Dutch
August 1, 2012, 11:30 am
Filed under: Current Events, Tech

WASHINGTON — The Toshiba Vision screen in New York City’s Times Square will become the largest East Coast location for the public to see live mission coverage of Curiosity, NASA’s most advanced planetary rover, as it lands on the Martian surface at 1:31 a.m. EDT August 6. 

The Toshiba Vision screen will broadcast NASA TV coverage beginning at 11:30 p.m. EDT August 5 and continuing through 4 a.m. EDT the next day. Programming will originate from Mission Control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif. The rover is on a precise course for a landing beside a Martian mountain to begin 2 years of unprecedented scientific detective work. 

I’m not really a science geek or space nerd but I have to say, this is cool as shit.  NASA just trying it’s damnedest to stay relevant and get people excited about space.  And you know what?  I commend them for it.  So many retards counting to potato out there.  Walking around with no shits to be given, not caring about anything but what’s on their smart phone or when their next text is coming in.  Space is awesome and although I’m not a fan of this 1:30am kickoff time, I’m game.



Would you like to kill the rest of your day? by Dutch
July 26, 2012, 1:59 pm
Filed under: SYSKAIFDA, Tech

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/9GDCbS/:.obL$2Ia:Y!C$lfqa/img44.imageshack.us/img44/6182/music.swf/

Put on your headphones and start clicking the boxes.

I’ve been mesmerized by this for the past 20 minutes.  I feel like a DJ mixing up my own track.  Sick beats for daaaayyyyysssss.



Geeks of earth, bow to your God by Flama Blanca
July 17, 2012, 1:08 pm
Filed under: Pics, Tech

According to Gizmodo, what you see here is what Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak packs every time he goes anywhere. This is just next-level nerd shit. Here’s a complete list from the King Geek himself

You might think this is abnormal for me but, to the contrary, it’s customary.

Every extension cord and USB adapter and USB cable shown here I carry all the time in my backpack with a few exceptions:

• one Belkin AC tripler with dual USB I carry in my suitcase
• one dual USB adapter is from Janet’s travel stuff
• Canon battery charger is carried in the camera bag
• firewire HD I carry in my suitcase
• Verizon 3G mifi adapter (standard micro USB screws up this mifi, have to use their awkward connecter)

Almost every USB cable is retractable.

Every device shown, I carry in my pockets or in my backpack all the time except:

• 2 iPhones, an iPod nano and an iPad belonging to Janet.

Some people ask how heavy my backpack is. There are a lot more things in my backpack including

• the AirPort Express and MacBook Pro 85W magsafe adapter, which are out of sight in this photo,
• bluetooth mouse,
• binoculars,
• projector connectors,
• multiple Gameboy Lights (a Gameboy sold in Japan but never in the U.S.),
• Gameboy link cables,
• plenty of foreign AC adapters,
• prism glasses for watching movies in bed,
• sunglasses,
• earplugs for concerts,
• Ultimate Ears UE18 earplugs for flights,
• Gameboy link cable,
• tons of pencils for pencil games on flights,
• tons of pens,
• tons of sharpies,
• tons of paint pens (signing),
• red-blue-purple-yellow-green laser pointers,
• credit cards,
• hotel cards,
• airline cards,
• hard rock card,
• medical cards,
• small accessories like olloclip iPhone lens adapter,
• Square,
• flash keys,
• flash media adapters,
• cigarette lighter dual USB adapter,
• audio doubler cable,
• iPad USB/SD Card adapters,
• toiletries for hotels,
• batteries of many types (AA, AAA, CR2, CR128, odder types for things like my bag beeper for locating my suitcase)
• eyedrops,
• $2 bill pads,
• pencil puzzles,
• itineraries for upcoming travel…

Seems like with all of these distractions it must be very challenging to fit in all of the rockstar sex that he MUST be having.



Sharp Debuts 90-inch Aquos LED TV by Dutch
June 20, 2012, 1:30 pm
Filed under: Current Events, Tech

Sharp 90-inch LED TV

Well suck me sideways.  Sharp just officially started shipping the 90-inch Aquos LED TV (model LC-90LE745U), touted as the world’s largest LED.  This thing is a behemoth.  Apparently, this thing is 4 feet tall and 6 feet, 8 inches wide. The TV weighs 141 lbs (without stand) but can claim less than 5 inches of depth.

Usually when you’re talking about going only 5 inches deep, it wasn’t a successful night but this monster of a TV is going for the low low price of just $10,999.  Get one today before they’re sold out.